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Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 6:00am EST
peacekeeping forces have been helping the government fight m23. the u.n. has not managed to stop atrocities. they'll find out what happened. >> translation: we know that bodies have been found in the area. it has been controlled by the m23 for one year, and he has been taken by the army a few days ago. >> on the u.n. side we are forming a team. from the results we'll tell you what we discovered. >> the government says it's investigating too. war crimes are common in congo's conflict. the full story may never be uncovered. . >>> in northern yemen more heavy fighting a being reported as shia muslim rebels attack a stronghold. a tribal leader says 100 people have been killed in fighting around damaj. ambulances can't get to the town to treat civilian casualties. we have this report from sanneh. >> this is the only video we have of the latest fighting in the town of damaj. it's a stronghold for muslim conservatives - the salafi. they have been shelled by shia houthi rebels. the houthi say it's home to religious conservative parties. >> translation: these are foreign extreme its who consider us
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 3:00am EDT
continues. . >>> welcome back, you are watching al jazeera. the top stories: the u.n. says a threat from the m23 movement in the democratic republic of congo is almost over. government troops are trying to retake the last town in the east of the country that is held by rebels. >> another senior leader of the muslim brotherhood has been arrested in egypt. an interior ministerry source says esam el-arian was taken from a house in a cairo suburb where he'd been hiding >> a bus crashed and doubt fire between bangalore and hyderabad in india. 44 dead, six passengers and the driver made it out alive. >> at the u.n. backed khmer rouge trial in cam bodia, it's in the final stages of a trial of the two most senior leaders arrived. the men are accused of crimes against humanity. the court is looking into the removal of people from the capital 40 years ago. let's go to al jazeera's correspondent following the trial in pyongyang. what has been happening in court today? >> well, this is a second-last day of final statements from both sides, we heard from prosecution lawyers and lawyers for the civil
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
, by not takingun of the non-permanent seat did on the u.n. security council. and, two, by deciding to not take part in certain diplomatic and military operations with the u.s. where these things would normally happen otherwise. so this is a chance for saudis to express concerns to kerry, not just about syria but also about iran. the saudis are very concerned about the iranians trying to assume a greater role in regional politics, and it doesn't want to be pushed out. so kerry has to go with listening to these concerns, trying to placate the saudis as best he can. >>> in syria, government forces tried to quell much government controlled areas. assad's regime has tried to secure that area from months. video shows thick smoke. al jazeera cannot verify these videos. more than 100,000 people have been killed since that war began two and a half years ago. >>> meanwhile, another area of syria, a giant bronze statue of jesus has managed to end the violence, albeit briefly. government forces and reynolds stopped fighting for three days so the 40 foot statute could be erected. a london based foundation has b
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 9:00am EDT
're covering in detail in the next 60 minutes. the u.n.-syrian envoy arrives in damascus. >>> argentina's president loses ground midterm elections killing off her hopes of a third term in office. >>> demanding answers and e.u. delegation heads to washington on claims that the u.s. spied on leaders. >>> no planes, trains or angels. the crippling the u.s. transport system. >> we begin with syria and this number. 2,100,000. that is the total number of people, individuals, that the u.n.est hates has now fled syria because of war. that's on top of the 5 million who have been displaced but still within syria's borders. well, that figure comes as the latest diplomacies as they try tto drum up another round of talks. we're live from neighboring beirut. take us through what they're hoping to achieve. all right, i don't know if you can hear me. i hope you can. now in da mas damascus. what do me hope to achieve. >> reporter: more than anything he wants to hear from the syrian government what it would take for the syrian government to attend a geneva conference. he has been shuffling around the reg
Al Jazeera America
Oct 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
say the syrian government disclosed 23 chemical weapon sites. the head of the opcw u.n. team said that the country has been cooperative. >> we have had good meetings with the syrian government, there's continued strong cooperation with the secretary-general and the director of opcw. we build on this. we have one shared goal - the elimination of the program, which is of benefit to all and the syrian people. >> not all are convinced, as evidenced on abc's "this week", in syria the chemical weapons are catalogued, inspectors are in there finding and putting a stop to the program. >> we'll see. i'm a sceptic, like a lot of others are. i know friends in the region are worried. >> syria is believed to possess around 1,000 met rig tonnes of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and sarin, which they denied for years. they deny any involvement in the august 21st chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people there. under threat of u.s. military action rush abrokered a deal with the united states for sir why to destroy their stockpiles. it is complicated and it's not decided how or whe
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 2:00am EST
documents about the n.s.a., including information that the u.s. has spied on allies. if he returns to the u.s. he faces charges of espionage. he is in russia where he was granted asylum. >> a gunman involved in the killing at los angeles international airport talked to police. he told them he acted alone, the admission coming after he was shot by officers. he killed a t.s.a. employee and injured three others. the 23-year-old is facing murder charges and the death penalty. he's in critical condition and under 24 hour armed surveillance. >> an alabama airport is being reopened after a bomb threat. officials at birmingham-shuttlesworth international airport say they found a note warning of a pom in the main terminal -- of a bomb in the main terminal and called the federal bureau of investigation. after a sweep the airport was cleared. it was up and running two hours later. a dozen flight were delayed or diverted. passengers were briefly evacuated during the shutdown. >> while colder air is coming out of canada, into the united states we have wet, warm weather coming up into texas from the sout
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 5:00am EDT
as possible. and as quick as possible. >> the u.n. backed mayor in cam bodia is in the final stage of a trial of the two most senior leaders arrived. the two men are accused of war crimes. we go to phonm penh. >> a city of 2 million emptied in less than a day. it's normally busy streets quite. 17 april 1975 marked the start of a reign of terror for many cam bodians. that mark khmer rouge soldiers marched into the city as victors. the people of phonm penh welcomed them, happy that a 5-year civil war was over. hours later they were all ordered to leave for the country side. this man was lying in phonm penh at the time. >> we were told the americans were planning to bomb the city. the soldiers told us we'd return in a few days. >> he was forced to march for a week with his family. his 3-year-old son didn't survive the journey. like others, he died from disease and starvation. the khmer rouge was trying to create a rural utopia. the 4-year reign would kill intellectuals, teachers - anyone accused of being a spy. this was a french photographer in phonm penh the day it fell. he never imagined the e
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 5:00am EST
beat people and arrest people and make them disappear. >> the world's largest u.n. peace-keeping forces in democratic republic of congo have been helping the government fight m23. the u.n. hasn't managed to stop atrocities in the 14 years since it's been here. they'll find out what happened. >> we know that bodies have been found in that area. the area has been controlled by m23 for one year, and has been taken by the army a few days ago. we are quickly forming a team which is going to vet. from the results we'll tell you what was discovered. >> the government says it's investigating too. war crimes are common in congo's conflict. the full story may never be uncovered. >> a stampede in eastern nigeria left 17 people dead and dozens injured. it happened after an overnight church vigil. it's not known what caused the stampede. the state governor said an inquiry will investigate what happened. >> french ministers are holding a meeting in response to the murder of two french journalists killings mali's government has condemned the killings. >> in northern yemen more heavy fighting is being
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
people for nothing and arrest people and make them disappear. >> the world's largest u.n. peacekeeping forces - they have been helping the government fight m23. the u.n. hasn't managed to stop atrocities in the 14 years since it's been here, but will find out what happened. >> translation: we know that bodies have been found in the area. the area had been controlled by m23 and has been taken by the army a few days ago. on the u.n. side we are forming a team that will investigate. from the results we'll tell you what we discovered. >> the government says it's investigating, but war crimes are common. the full story may not be uncovered. >> the suspect in friday's shooting at los angeles international airport was able to answer critical questions after he was shot. law enforcement officials said paul ciancia said a friend dropped him at the airport, but he acted alone. paul ciancia killed a t.s.a. employee and four others. >> older americans are against proposals that would cut social security benefits. 60% of americans 50 and older do not want the government to change how it determines
Al Jazeera America
Oct 27, 2013 11:00pm EDT
from the u.n. general assembly calling for right to privacy on the internet. a draft could be circulated later this week. i talked to al jazeera's national security advisory faisa patel. >> there is embarrassment right now, the socialist government is way, way down in the polls. so the notion that the french government has no control over its destiny that it can't protect itself even against american spying doesn't play well with the elect ral rat. >> faisa do they have a right to be outraged? >> i think so. you have to put this in the context of, parting of ways between europe and the united states, the drone issue being another one just last week, in the u.n. general assembly, there was a big debate about drones and there you had many european countries joining with third world countries to express concern about drones. i think there's also this general sense that maybe the americans have just gone too far in their quest for security and i think that's also part of the equation here. >> but when it comes to the spying how does that rank on the evils of the united states?
Nov 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
listening to iraq's prime minister that iraq is in trub. iraq is back in a civil war. according to the u.n. about a thousand people are killed in iraq every single month. the overall levels of violence have returned to 2008 level. that means the u.s. military surge have been wiped out. that's a significant statement especially if you were one of the tens of thousands of american troops that served in iraq to try and bring stability only the see the country return to where it is now. prime minister is in the united states now asking for help. drone, planes, things hechs getting when u.s. troops were in iraq but he lost when troops were pulled out of the country. the other big story. pakistan, a u.s. military u.s. intelligence drone strike killed the leader of the pakistani taliban. he's the man responsible of killing thousands of people, mostly bombing attacks inside pakistan. he's responsible for a cia attack in 2009 and a failed bombing in new york's time square. nbc news, cairo. >> pack kistani leaders say thi was a drone attack. >>> yellow fever in the south bay. door to door warnings d
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 11:00am EST
to erect that statue for eight years. >> allegations against the n.s.a., involving spying an u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. the "new york times" says talking points for moonwere intercepted prior to a visit with president obama. the disclosure as considered an operational high light in a top-secret report. the white house is not commenting on the article. an end to the surveillance has been ordered. >> murder charges has been made against paul ciancia, the man that opened fire in terminal 3. more details emerged after the shating leaving one t.s.a. dead and others injured. brian rooney has more from lax. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the fbi. paul ciancia was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of friday's gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a neat inside paul ciancia's bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and state that he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
for a year, and has been taken by the army a few days ago. on the u.n. side we are forming a team which will investigate. and from the results we'll tell you what was discovered. >> the government is investigating two. war crimes are common. the full story may never be uncovered. >> in northern yemen 58 people died in violent clashes between shia and sunni muslim groups. it began in the damaj province. fighting cast a shadow over reconciliation process. >> the leaders of serbia and kosovo are coming together hoping to bridge ethnic divisions during an election. not everyone is on board with the idea. >> for the people of kosovo, casting a ballot represents more than determining a winner. it's the first time polls covering the territory of kosovo has been organised by the government. serbia backed the vote, hoping it will smoth their path to the i -- smooth their path to the e.u. membership. in the southern part of the city, an influx of people entered a polling station to vote on who would be the next mayor. >> translation: these elections are important for kosovo. europe is asking for
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
to an . they have made their pleasure known. one by not taking one of the permanent seats on the u.n. security council and deciding not to take part in certain diplomatic and military operations with the u.s. where these things would happen otherwise. this is a chance for the saudis to express their concerns to kerry not just about syria, but also about iran. the saudis are concerned about iranians assuming a greater role in politics. kerry has to listen to these concerns and try to placate the saudis the best he can. >> the first time since egyptian president morsi was doug deposed pictures of him emerge. they are believed to have been filmed secretly in july. >> morsi is to stand trial in a few hours about murder and violence. >> it means a strike against the constitution, this issue violates all of the basics of state institutions. >> we are in cairo with more on that. the egyptian newspapers editor says this was the first of many clips to be ro research releasee coming days. more citmorsi's trial starts ony and the following days. in these clips we believe he will talk about all sorts of m
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
to an end. they have made their pleasure known. one by not taking one of the non-permanent seats on the u.n. security council and by deciding not to take part in the certainn diplomatic or military exercises with ou the u.s. this is a chance for the saudis to express their concerns to kerry and also about iran. iran is trying t to assume a greater roll in international politics. >> kerry has to listen to their concerns and try to placate them as best he can. >> pictures of mohammad morsi have come out for the first time since he was do pose deposed. morsi is to stand trial tomorrow for charges of insighting murder and violence. egyptians moved the location of the trial today to avoid a mass rally. >> earlier i spoke to a middle east analyst who said kerry's influence in egypt may be limited. well the road map that was put in place by the transitional government does lead to a democratically elected new government that is expected to happen over the next several months. so as we move along the map, we are headed toward democracy at least electoral democracy. what actually happens in terms of
Nov 3, 2013 2:30pm PST
the attack so close to a town where both french troops and u.n. soldiers are stationed. >> last year, kite all bank -- last year, kidal was the center of an uprising. pockets of insurgency remain. two traveled to the northeastern town to interview a local official from a to our egg -- from a tuareg separatists group. said he saw theld journalists being bundled into a four-wheel drive. it is the last time they were seen alive. their bodies were found riddled with bullets alongside the abandoned vehicle. after an emergency meeting called by the president in paris, france's foreign minister blamed terrorists. a crime against two people who were assassinated in cold blood under inhuman conditions. but it is also a crime against the basic freedom to inform and to be informed. rfi condemned the the killings but to clear the network will not be intimidated -- but declared the network will not be intimidated. >> should we stop from writing information -- stop providing information? the answer is no. >> they were veteran africa correspondence. they were in kidal earlier this year to cover the first
Nov 4, 2013 5:00am PST
of children with no access to outside support is on the rise. but the apparently successful mission of u.n. chemical weapons inspectors inside syria have given some hope to humanitarian aid groups, including unicef. >> the importance of advocating with those that have influence on the parties of the conflict to allow access for humanitarian aid workers. the chemical weapons inspection team that have been able to access 18 sites inside syria for the pumps of chemical weapons inspection. we as humanitarians need that same access. there are population trapped in down up to homes, in downtown aleppo, in parts of rural damascus that need our support now. if it's accessible to the chemical weapons inspection team, it should be accessible to humanitarian workers. >> reporter: he says the international community should also be aware of the long-term consequences of the conflict. he says a chronic crisis is unfolding. >> if we don't take steps now to get them back into school, the 2 million children i mentioned that have dropped out inside syria, 500,000 outside syria, then they will not be in a po
Nov 3, 2013 7:00am PST
supply. u.n. experts are blaming climate change. that is the latest from a leaked draft of a u.n. report due in march. experts predict climate change will cut agricultural production by 2% every ten years. that is an 18% drop by the end of the century. there's also a forecast for more wildfires, heat waves, and flooding in new york america. >>> thousands of kids learned more about science this week. the third annual bay area science festival kicked off yesterday. they got to see science and robotics in action when a robot did the ribbon cutting honors. and then they explored free hands-on science activities at more than 100 different booths as well as meeting with scientists and tech experts from local companies. >> we are the science hub of the country, and we have to lead by example, and if our young folks aren't engaged in science, where are they going to be in this country? >> organizers hope that event will encourage young people to pursue careers in science. >>> still ahead on "today in the bay," the bay area says good-bye to one of its most well-known sports staples. we'll show yo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 6:00am EST
people and make them disappear. >> reporter: the world's largest u.n. peace keeping forces in congo is helping them fight m-23 and we can't stop it in the 14 years it has been here but say they will find out what happened. >> translator: we all know that bodies have been found in that area. the area has been controlled by m-23 for about one year and that it has been taken by the army just a few days ago. on the u.n. side we quickly form a team which is going to investigate and from the results we are going to tell you what has been discovered. >> reporter: they are investigating two but war crimes are common in the conflicts and the full story may never be uncovered, webb in the district of congo. >> reporter: these interest numbers of congo and huge a population of under 68 million people. life expectancy is low. the average life span is only 48 years. it's also a poor country. 87.7% of the population lives below the poverty line. the bodies of two french journalists killed in mali have been repatriated and they were obducted and murdered in saturday in northern mali and bodies
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 1:00pm EST
,000 have been displaced within the country, according to the u.n. ref eej has been found in niger, mauritania and neighbouring places. northern mali and the people remaining are found to be ipp accessible. they can't get to them pause of the preps of heavily -- presence of heavily armed groups. we visited some of those refugees. >> the school at the refugee camp? southern mauritania should have started on 1 october. the schools are not ready. so this is where and how children spend their time. the other place is this one. at this medical center worried mothers come to seek assistance for their sick babies. the numbers of diseases is alarming m children are dying. this woman brought her sick daughter. >> he was sick, i brought him here. they five him food bags. then they stopped. i begged them to give him treatment. he refused. >> doctors without borders runs a place for malnutrition in the camp. >> since january we raved a flow of refugees in northern mali. in may the situation is to improve. we have high rates of 300 new cases every month. if nothing is done, those children may
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
chat rooms. the u.n. and fbi claim that at any one time there are around three quarters of a million people looking for online sex with children. this is ngo not about entrapment but telling the world how easy it is to find pedophiles online. >> they volunteer everything they gave to us they volunteered. and our main concern our main worry is that the same will happen to this phenomenon that has happened to child pornography. a million billion dollar industry, to criminal gangs and the fbi say they have lost the war. >> filtered on to local authorities. the victims may be in the philippines but this ngo says the perpetrators are all over the world and it will take international efforts to stop them. al jazeera amsterdam. >>> the latest from europe but now back to david in dacca. >> the suspects are somali nationals accused of being in kenya illegally. represented by a lawyer, and the me is not guilty. and the plea is not guilty. >> armed group boca haran, at least 70 people have been killed in three separate attacks. in the lathest strike at least 27 people were shot dead and 300 hom
Nov 4, 2013 5:30am PST
the u n troops in to protect i'm being driven from their homes. for them it's less about hoodia groceries and more about the aggression. tasked with writing out an estimated two thousand rebel fighters the cost of keeping the brigade on the ground is one hundred and forty million dollars. that's on top of the annual one point four billion dollar price tag already attached to the un operation in the drc the firm. congo's army backed by the brigade n peacekeepers successfully pushed back and twenty three rebels in the north late next month. he said some analysts speculate. the pushback is temporary and the lingering question eat when to the monetary and humanitarian costs are justified stephanie fried cctv go more in the democratic republic of congo. the western coast of mexico is on alert for a fast moving tropical storm named sonia and is expected to strike the country delhi mumbai. packed with winds of seventy five kilometers about sonia could bring up to two hundred and fifty millimeters of writing to the region schools have been closed and five municipalities. both parties sa
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 7:00am EST
the n.s.a. this time it involves spying on u.n. secretary ban ki-moon. the "new york times" says the intelligence agencies intercepted talking points prior to moon's visit to president obama last april. the disclosure was considered an operational highlight in a top-secret report. the white house is not commenting on the article. there are reports that the administration ordered an end to surveillance of the organization. >> pakistan is re-evaluating relationships with the u.s. after the drone strike killed a top level ofcial. hakimullah mehsud was buried secretly. pakistan's ministers denounced the killing saying it sabotaged peace talks. >> efforts have been ambushed. it was not a fire from the front. it was an ambush. we see it as an ambush. >> some lawmakers went as farce as to demand u.s. supply lines into afghanistan be stopped. >> authorities filed murder charges against a man they say opened fire inside terminal 3 inside los angeles airport. officials say the shooter ignored ticket and baggage handlers, but was intent on taking out his rage on t.s.a. agents. brian rooney
Nov 2, 2013 5:00am PDT
states effectively hat in hand asking for help because his country is back in a civil war. the u.n. said around a thousand people are now being killed in iraq every single month. prime minister maliki wants the united states to supply more weapons, to supply drones, and to generally get reengaged in iraq's security. and the level of violence overall in iraq is now returned to roughly 2008 level. now, that's a significant statement, because it means the gains of the u.s. surge have been effectively wiped out and that would mean a great deal for all of the americans who served there working so hard to bring the country some degree of stability to see it go back to where it is right now. >> richard, we are also getting more details this morning about a u.s. drone strike that killed the leader of the pakistani taliban. what do we know at this point? >> reporter: ma sued, he was the leader of the pakistani taliban that killed many people. it's believed he was killed by a u.s. drone strike and this is something of a vendetta attack from the u.s. intelligence because mussad was believed to be r
Oct 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's been in pushing back of these stories based on the leaks, specifically n.s.a. chief keith alexander denied the "washington post" report which claimed that the u.s. government is using some kind of secret back door or back doors to routinely scoop up millions of communication records from users of yahoo! and google. alexander made point of saying that n.s.a. does get information from those internet search companies but only through court orders. >> pelley: bob orr in our washington newsroom. thank you, bob. in egypt, a top leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested today by the military government, it's part of the crackdown on brotherhood which advocates a strict islamic government. he went in to hiding when the military ousted president muhammad morsi. since then islamic militants have stepped up attacks on christians and clarissa ward is in cairo with that. >> reporter: in a packed church in a poor cairo neighborhood, the mourners grieve for their dead. five christians mowed down by mass gunmen has they arrived for a wedding. he lost two of his grand daughters in the attack. ma
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. if there was a mistake admitting it, it will help the u.s. effort. >> transparency you think will paying a difference. what is the n.s.a. doing. americans should know, people abrode. who are we striking in the drone strikes. americans should know and people overseas. >> a lot of people don't know the scale of the programs. >> thank you for being in. we appreciate it. >> in france, protest in favour of jobs and against taxes continued into the evening. more than 10,000 fill the streets of kampala. facing police using tear gas. government promised tax increases of $4 billion to reduce the deficit. >> several thousands here in brittany in north-west france are furious about the ecotax that the president, francis hollande, wants to introduce. he's already backtracked slightly. he says he'll suspend it for more talks. the people here want it scrapped altogether. they say it will jeopardise their livelihoods. brittany has been hit hard by factory closures, mainly in the food processing business. they say they are buying undercut by cheap labour elsewhere in the european union and are particularly angry abo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 10:00am EST
. >>> in saudi arabia, trying to patch up damaged relationship. >>> and n.a.t.o. supply root face disruption in pakistan in threat of retaliation of u.s. drone strike. i'm in london with the top stories from europe. including the picasso and the thief. now some of the masterpieces looted by the nazi are discovered in a flat in munich. from this to this. the british police hunt for a suspect who escaped disguised in a burka. >>> the trial of egypt's deposed president mohammed morsi has been adjourned in january. he and other muslim brotherhood leaders arrived to face charges. but it was chaos from the beginning. the start of the trial was delayed, resumed, and adjourned all with mohammed morsi refusing to recognize the court's legitimately. in the rally outside of the trial several people have about arrested, and there have been protests outside of cairo's supreme constitutional court and high court. and here is dominick cane now with how monday's events unfolded. >> supporters of deposed president mohammed morsi outside of the police academy where the former leader is on trial. they say he w
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
are gathering outside of the embassy in tehran for death to america rally. n. protesters ] >> 34 years ago today iranian students overran the embassy taking workers hostage. this year's demonstration comes as president rouhani has been making overtures with the u.s. government. now more with al jazeera. >> reporter: thousands of iranians have come out to sport support, and remember the hostage taking and the takeover of the u.s. embassy here in tehran, a very large compound. the crowds stressed all the way past the embassy and probably thousands of people here. now, the sentiments are one of defiance. the people here still see the united states as the great satan, and they do not support the normalization of relations with america. now, it comes amidst of positive diplomatic atmosphere, of course, that phone call between president barack obama and the iranian president rouhani. and now most iranians support normalization relations with the united states, the people here, the thousands of iranians here are still 100% opposed to the united states. >> in the united states the republican party is fi
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